Summative Blog

The Twentieth Century gives me real insights into human and social issues that are still current in the 21st century.  The 20th century was a turbulent time full of extremes, war and peace, control and liberation, restrictions and freedom of expression. Technology, science, politics, medicine, humanities and the arts all developed and changed dramatically. Interestingly we …

Peer review 4

Dear Cameron, I really enjoyed your piece on Virginia Wolf. The time taken for the defining of “enslavement” is well worth it, it is a strong explanation and explores the concept thoroughly. “IV drips of money, greedily drained by Big Business for profit” is my favorite line in your piece, with its disturbing and powerful …

How do you spell contradiction?

Blog 5: Write a poem or a short prose passage that illustrates the ways in which language can be both a prison and a release from prison. 34 Woman Parent Avid reader Outspoken Extrovert Articulate, some would say Learning support officer University student Literature minor History major Distinction student Honours candidate Dis Dys Dyslexic Cant …

Peer review 3

Response to Georgia Houlihan’s “20th Century Literature Blog Post #3 – Is T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ powerful or just pretentious?” Hi Georgia, Firstly I love your reference to Tan’s visual break down of the poem; this plus the link to your earlier work really help give depth to your piece. Your self-aware introduction …

Peer Review 2

Jared your ekphrastic poem inspired by Les Demoiselles d’Avignon is both insightful and disturbing. The clear empathy shown to so thoroughly describe the experience of these women has led to an evocative and deep, creative piece. The harsh reality you paint for these women in your piece is so well communicated through your poem that …

Peer Review 1

Response to Ellie McCracken’s “An atmospheric reading of Wilfred Owen’s ‘Dulce et Decorum’” Ellie this reading and video is simply exceptional. Your expert use of vocabulary and technique analysis leads to an in-depth discussion of a very high standard. Your technical skills also shine in a well edited and digestible video that would be appropriate …

Prufrock and Parenthood

Blog 3- ‘Have you experienced, or do you know someone who has experienced any of the situation described in “The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock”? Tell their or YOUR story about what it feels like to be him.’ T.S.Eliot’s J.Alfred Prufrock is a man filled with fears of judgment and his own inadequacies. The stream …

“Anthem for Doomed Youth” Poetry reading and discussion

Week 1 Blog Post: Create an atmospheric Youtube video of yourself reading and commenting on one of the war poems we have been exploring This week I have created a video reading Anthem of Doomed Youth and commenting on the poem. Please follow the link to view my video:

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